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" The rule that penal laws are to be construed strictly, is perhaps not much less old than construction itself. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights of individuals; and on the plain principle that the power of punishment is vested in... "
The Supreme Court Reporter - Page 120
1894
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 5

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1820 - 662 pages
... . I f construction of is perhaps not much less old than construction itself. p*nal """• It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the...the Court, which is to define a crime, and ordain its punishment. It is said, that notwithstanding this rule, the intention of the law maker must govern...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 5; Volume 18

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1820 - 620 pages
...old than construction itself. Pcnal tit. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the V rights of individuals ; and on the plain principle...the Court, which is to define a crime, and ordain its punishment. It is said, that notwithstanding this rule, the intention of the law maker must govern...
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The Register of Pennsylvania: Devoted to the Preservation of Facts ..., Volume 5

Samuel Hazard - Pennsylvania - 1828 - 434 pages
...statutes as old and well established as law itself and must be always borne in mind by Courts and Juries. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights of individuals verdict accordingly. At the same time it is our duty to gay, that it a in perfect accordance with the...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Circuit Court of the United States, in ...

United States. Circuit Court (3rd Circuit), Henry Baldwin - Law reports, digests, etc - 1837 - 670 pages
...statutes as old and well established as law itself, and must be always borne in mind by courts and juries. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights of individuals, and on the plain and universal principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislature, and not in the judicial...
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Digest of the Laws of Virginia: Which are of a Permanent Character ..., Volume 1

Joseph Tate - Law - 1841 - 992 pages
...Jlvgusta, 3 Munf. 507. The rule that penal laws are to be construed strictly, is perhaps not much less old than construction itself. It is founded on the...the court, which is to define a crime, and ordain its punishment. It would be dangerous indeed, to carry the principle, that a case which is within the...
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A Full Report, Embracing All the Evidence and Arguments in the Case of the ...

Dueling - 1846 - 110 pages
...says Chief Justice Marshall, "that penal laws should be construed strictly, is perhaps not much 'ess old than construction itself. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights of ind : viduals, . and on the plain principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislature,...
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Commentaries on Statute and Constitutional Law and Statutory and ...

E. Fitch Smith - Constitutional law - 1848 - 1004 pages
...reason of the statute. The rule that penal laws are to be construed strictly, is perhaps not much less old than construction itself. It is founded on the...principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislature, not in the judicial department. It is the legislature and not the court which is to define...
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The New-York Legal Observer, Volume 7

Samuel Owen - Law - 1849 - 404 pages
...force and clearness.t " The rule that penal laws are to be construed strictly, is perhaps not much less old than construction itself. It is founded on the...principle that the power of punishment is vested in -the legislature, not in the judicial department. It is the legislature, not the court, which is to define...
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A Selection of Legal Maxims: Classified and Illustrated

Herbert Broom - Legal maxims - 1852 - 616 pages
...the personal liberty of the subject, and I hope will always remain so."* This rule, however, which is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights...power of punishment is vested in the legislative, and not in the judicial department, must not be so applied as to narrow the words of the statute to...
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A Treatise on the Rules which Govern the Interpretation and Application of ...

Theodore Sedgwick - Constitutional history - 1857 - 774 pages
...the court said, — The rule that penal laws are to be construed strictly, is perhaps not much less old than construction itself. It is founded on the...principle, that the power of punishment is vested in the legislature, not in the judicial department. It is the legislature, not the court, which is to define...
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